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This past weekend, I ran my 30th marathon in just under 13 years. Re-energizing afterwards, I thought I’d take a few moments to reflect on what it’s meant to me.

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The trailer promos for X-men First Class were SO awesome! Yet, the music used in them, which made those trailers as fantastic as any other feature of them, were not on the X-men First Class soundtrack! I don’t know why that is, but below is a 7 minute extended version of that music if you love it as much as I do!

The music is a tune called Half the Man, by Kopius Few and Methodic Doubt (2 min MP3 download that’s a bit different than in the video).

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Congratulations to the Japanese women soccer team for winning the 2011 FIFA World Cup in soccer!

They fought courageously, coming back from a goal down twice reasonably late in the game to tie it 2-2 in extra time. Then they won it decisively on in penalty kicks, not needing to finish the set to win it 3-1, becoming the first Asian soccer World Cup champions. Absolutely true to their underdog label to the very end!

The US may have seemed to have dominated play, with 27 shots to a dozen or so by the Japanese. However, it was all an illusion. The Japanese had more shots on goal than the US, at 6-5. The Japanese also had the ball 53% of the time.

The US was the flashier team, but the Japanese was the more consistent team.

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Talk about justice, or karma! The Boston Bruins won Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks in all the ways the Canucks had beaten them in Vancouver in three previous games. You can get the stats and game highlights elsewhere. I’ve got the karmic analysis here… just the way Vancouverites like to think about the universe. ;-)

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Li Na of China won the French Open today to become the first Chinese to win a tennis Grand Slam major tournament! Aside from the historic nature of the accomplishment, the future impact of how Li Na achieved this success on the Chinese tennis, athletic and general culture will be the defining impact of this moment.

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